They had spent a wonderful day of friendship together, and before saying goodbye he looked at her with a smile: "Your beauty is like salt." She was confused and wondered if he mixed up words. He came from another country and had been here only a short time. "Do you mean sugar?"
"Not at all" he said. "We can all live without sugar, but food without salt is of very little value."
I overheard this conversation, and it fitted so well into some words which have been floating in my mind lately.
Jesus said:" Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men"
I have heard this words since my youth, and for years and years they gave me a bad conscience. Does my life still has its savour? Do I live it the way it should be lived? And in my mind I saw myself as a sulfur preacher (do these words have meaning in English), which is something I can never be, no matter how much I try. And something I don't want to be!
The last weeks these salty words have been spinning in my mind, and I am asking myself: "What is salt?" And then I know that answer has nothing to do with sulfur, but it has alot to do with beauty. As colours give beauty to the eyes, salt gives beauty to the taste buds. My cooking would be plain without salt, and it would soon be destroid. Salt is a help to prevent food, salt is a way to "live simple so that others might simply live"
I look at myself in the mirror, I see myself as God's creation and I know that I am beautiful.